I’ve seen a lot of sugar free pancake recipes, where the sugar is replaced by sugar substitutes, which to me, defeats the object of making something sugar-free.
If you replace a traditional sugar with honey, it’s still sugar, it does pretty much the same thing to our body as normal sugar and man-made substitutes are even worse. And don’t get me started on diabetic sugar substitutes!
So, for everyone who wanted truly sugar free pancakes, that don’t taste like cardboard, here is my own version of this delicious breakfast treat! If you’ve tried my other sugar free blueberry pancakes recipe, I promise, you’ll love this one too.
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A few notes when making my sugar free pancake recipe
You can omit the vanilla extract and cinnamon if you like, but both add a touch of sweetness and flavour without adding actual sugar
If you really want to add sugar to this pancake mix, why not use toppings with natural sugars, like bananas, strawberries or blueberries.
A tiny pinch of salt is essential to bring all the flavours together
If you want to make this pancake’s mix even more healthier, swap half of the plain flour with buckwheat or any wholemeal flour to add fibre and more protein.
You can also add natural sugar, such as mashed bananas directly into the pancake batter. Just make sure that you leave out some of the milk as if you make the pancakes too thin, they might stick to the pancake pan.
You are welcome to use any milk you like. If you use whole milk you will find that the pancake mix will taste much sweater than if you use skimmed milk.
Swapping for dairy free milk is easy. Just use coconut, soya, dairy-free, rice or oatmeal milk. Depending on what milk you use, you might notice that the flavour changes slightly. The most noticeable change in taste is probably with coconut milk.
Ingredients that are naturally sweet (and you can add to your pancake mix)
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Sugar Free Pancakes Recipe
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of cinnamon
- tiny pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Mix all dry ingredients together first (flour, baking powder, generous pinch of cinnamon, tiny pinch of salt).
- Mix all wet ingredients together in a separate bowl or a jug (milk, egg, vanilla extract and melted butter).
- Pour the wet mixture into the flour mix and mix well until all combined.
- On a low to medium heat (griddle or a frying pan) pour small amounts of the pancake mix to create your pancakes. Once you see bubbles on one side, flip over and cook for another minute or so, until golden brown.
- Serve hot with toppings of your choice (e.g. fresh fruit).